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Speeding Notice

A Notice of Intended Prosecution is sent out when a vehicle has been detected driving in excess of the speed limit.

The first Notice is sent to the vehicle’s DVLA registered keeper, who has to identify the driver.

You may have received a Notice if the registered keeper has identified you as being the possible driver during the alleged speeding offence.

Identifying the Driver

You must reply within 28 days of receipt of the Notice, to confirm who the driver was at the time of the alleged speeding offence.

  • If you were the driver, you must confirm this and choose from the driver’s options on your Notice.
  • If you were not the driver, you must respond to the Notice providing details of who was driving. Once we receive your response, we will issue a new Notice to the person or company you have nominated. Do not give your Notice to anyone else to complete.
  • If you are unable to identify the driver, you must respond to the Notice and include a letter explaining what steps you have taken to try and provide this information. For further help, go to Identifying the driver.

Driver’s options

Depending on the severity of your case, the option to go on a speed awareness course, or pay a fine and receive penalty points may be included in your Notice. 

If these options are not included, they are not available in your case.

Speed awareness course

If you have been given the option, you can ask to attend a speed awareness course. The cost will vary depending on the type of course and which area you choose to take it.

If you pay the fixed penalty fine or send your driving licence to the Conditional Offer Unit, you will not be able to attend a speed awareness course.

Once it has been confirmed that you are eligible, you will receive instructions on how to contact a national provider to book a course.

You will need to contact your chosen provider to find out their fee and payment options.

For further information on attending a course, go to Speed awareness workshop.

Fixed penalty fine and penalty points

If you have been given the option of a Fixed Penalty, visit Paying your Fixed Penalty Notice page to pay online, or use the contact details on your Fixed Penalty application form.

Once you have paid the fine, you will need to send your driving licence to the Conditional Offer Unit.

Due to high demand, the waiting time for licences to be returned is currently up to 2 weeks from receipt.

For more information about driving licences, to to Driving licence enquiry.

Dispute the offence

If you wish to dispute the speeding offence for any reason, you must request a court hearing, along with an explanation of why you want the case to go to court.

Court Summons

If you have a question about a court summons, go to Advice about a court summons.

If you have any further questions about your Notice, go to Assistance completing the Notice.

Contacting us

If you have sent correspondence to the Speeding Enforcement Unit and not received an acknowledgement within 4 weeks or if you have lost your Notice of Intended Prosecution, contact the Speed Enforcement Unit.

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